Today’s blog post is one that I hold very close to my heart. June 3rd, 2016 may just be the first Friday in June to most people, but today marks a very special day for our dear friends, Andy and his wife, Paige. Today is the day they close on their very first home!
Buying your first home together is an experience that you never forget. From the beginning stages of picking out what style of home you want to live in all the way down to the day you sign the closing paperwork, it’s such an exciting process. For Andy and Paige this process has been in the works for a little while now. They have quietly been looking for their dream home for some time. By “quietly” I mean they never mentioned it to their family or friends, but they both kept their eye open for this special place to call home. It wasn’t until a few months ago they told Justan and I that they were in the process of looking at homes in the area. We knew this was something they were really excited about and had really taken their time with this decision knowing when it was the right one. We were delighted for them!
Andy and Paige are dear friends of ours, but they are more like family. Andy and Justan are like brothers and Paige and I have known each other for over twenty years. Our dogs love each other and getting together with them is something we try and do as much as possible. They live about twenty minutes away from us now. When we asked where they were looking for houses they responded with, “In the Ozark area”. We were little bummed to hear this. We were hoping they would pick somewhere a little closer to where we live. Ha! Nonetheless we were excited for them no matter where they decided to live.
Fast-forward a few months. I’m working in my office one morning and I receive a message from Paige. She was beside herself with excitement! She told me they found it … Yes, THE HOUSE! THE ONE! She began to tell me how perfect it was and how it had everything they were looking for. They had just put an offer in on the house and she could hardly contain herself. It was a very good day indeed! Of course, I started with my typical one hundred questions. I wanted to know all of the details and everything about the house. We had been talking for a few minutes when I asked her where this dream home was located exactly. I was shocked and elated when she told me it was in Nixa! WHAT? REALLY? Nixa? This is where Justan and I live! “We will live less than six minutes from each other”, she said! Their exciting news just kept getting better and better!
Over the course of the next few weeks we have been anxiously awaiting their closing date. I love getting together with them for dinner and discussing paint colors, flowers, patio furniture, and so much more. Watching them make plans for their new home has been so much fun. Their joy is definitely contagious!
This brings us to today. A day that couldn’t get here fast enough. A day they will always remember and a day they will look back on and smile fondly at. Andy and Paige, it was truly an honor to be with you guys today as you embark on such a special chapter in your lives. The Johnson Home will always be one of our favorite places to visit. We love you guys and we are thrilled for the two of you! We will see you very soon … neighbors!